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Mark Carreau

Mark Carreau
Space Correspondent,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives.

Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath.

He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.

Spacewalkers Kick Off Space Station AMS Repairs 
European Space Agency and NASA astronauts Luca Parmitano and Drew Morgan successfully initiated a complex series of spacewalks outside the International Space Station on Nov. 15, working ahead of schedule to begin a thermal control system overhaul on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).
NASA’s Human Exploration Plans Face Familiar Challenge 
If NASA is to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024, prepare for expeditions to Mars and seek evidence of alien life in the Solar System and beyond, it must tackle a number of all-too-familiar management challenges, the agency’s Inspector General says in a new report.
NASA To Tackle Challenging AMS Spacewalk Repairs 
Astronauts are prepared to embark Nov. 15 on a complex sequence of spacewalks outside the ISS to overhaul the cooling system on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
Japan’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission On Way Back To Earth 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return spacecraft ended its lengthy stay at distant Ryugu late Nov. 12 U.S. time.
NASA, Roscosmos Prepare For Reduced ISS Operations 
As key crewed flight tests of Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon slip into 2020, NASA is taking measures to ensure it maintains a minimal U.S. presence aboard the International Space Station.
Sizing NASA’s Future Spacesuits 
Retired five-time NASA space shuttle astronaut Bonnie Dunbar leads an effort she describes as “a bit science fiction” to improve future spacesuits.
Apollo Lunar Samples Get New Scrutiny For Artemis 
NASA is cracking open previously untouched lunar samples from Apollo to prepare scientists for Artemis.
Space Station Receives Northrop Cargo Delivery 
Northrop Grumman’s 12th Cygnus resupply mission capsule successfully initiated the second round of NASA-contracted cargo deliveries to the International Space Station early Nov. 4.
Upgraded Cygnus Embarking On 2nd Round Of ISS Cargo Trips 
NASA welcomed new capabilities offered by Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus capsule as the company initiates a second round of agency contracted resupply missions to the six-person orbiting science laboratory.
Expanded Role Foreseen For Future Lunar Explorers 
While field geology will remain a prominent part of future lunar astronauts' “to do” lists, much more may be expected of them.
Lunar Return Committed To Science, Innovation 
The search for and processing of resources such as water ice and oxygen as well as scientific discovery are quickly emerging as key drivers in NASA’s accelerated human return to the Moon’s surface in 2024 and preparation for Mars.
NASA’s Mars InSight Dig Halts Again 
Once again, the digging by NASA’s Mars InSight lander has come to a stop—and again, puzzling subsurface soil properties seemingly are to blame.
NASA’s Mars InSight Resumes Red Planet Dig 
NASA’s Mars InSight lander is once again hammering its way into the crust of Elysium Planetia, a stretch of smooth plain on the red planet’s northern equatorial belt.
Nanoracks To Demonstrate Space Metal Cutting 
Nanoracks plans a late 2020 first-ever mission launch to demonstrate an in-space structural metal cutting technology.
Audit Calls For Centralized Oversight Of NASA Security 
NASA’s Office of Protective Services has accepted a series of recommendations from the agency’s inspector general that support more centralized oversight of NASA security.

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